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A Debitux's journey.

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Typing Test: 5 Minutes 78 wpm

8/28/2012
Typing Test: 1 Minute 86 wpm

9/10/2012
Typing Test: 1 Minute 89 wpm

11 wpm to go!!

9/26/2012
Typing Test: 5 Minutes 79 wpm

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4 wpm please!  My top record is 96 wpm on TypeRacer.

I wish I have few weeks to practice typing few hours a day.
It's been very slow to increase speed after 80 wpm. My goal is to hit 100 wpm.

My speed range is between 60 wpm and 90 wpm.  To get 80+ wpm I need to finish long sentences with one sweep.  How to increase the finger movement faster maintaining higher accuracy?

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Typeracer has a lot of short, easy texts (e.g. "I know a bloke who knows a bloke..."), so practice only for such sentences and you can go high.

In hi-games.net it's impossible to do so, since the test is timed.

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By all means, let's obsess with a number and practice so we can beat a meaningless test (meaningless because by now it mostly measures your ability to beat that specific test)... ;)

For my own sanity's sake I never look at my max result. It's the average that counts, and if that changes slowly then so be it.

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Average speed counts. Definitely!

My day job is labor work so I need to force myself for maintaining speed. I usually spend 20 min to 30 mins for typing practice.

I stopped using hi-games.net for improving accuracy. Most of time I run 10-20 races on Typeracer to increase accuracy over 98% in practice mode. Speed comes with accuracy.  Let the fingers flow. Sometimes I hits over 90 wpm and  I have moment of joy.

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Moments of joy = good! :)

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My speed range is between low 60 wpm and middle 80 wpm.  Top records are 92 wpm on NitroType and 96 wpm on TypeRacer. When the mind is clear and fingers has right rhythm, average speed stays above 80 wpm.

I spent entire day for playing typing games to found out average speed and accuracy on NitroType:
Date: 1/5/2012
Races: 317
Avg Speed: 69 wpm
Avg Accuracy: 97.51%
Avg Speed: 69 wpm

I doubt I would do long hours of crazy typing again. It seems one hour of focused  typing practice is good enough per day.

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New top speed is 93 wpm on  Nitrotype. :D

Since I've practiced typing at least 30 min to one hour, speed and accuracy has been improved gradually.

Today I almost found the right feeling of high speed typing - optimum pressure of  key stroke.

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Damn, this thread began on November 5, 2011.  It is already going on February of 2013 and you're still going at it.  Your determination is incredible.

However, I have to admit that in my opinion, a stable average is much better than one that fluctuates with a range of +/- 40 WPM and "maximum" speed doesn't matter much.  My maximum WPM being high typically just tells me that I either typed a set of words that are easy for me to type, or that (when learning a layout) I can expect my average to soon possibly increase by a bit.  Or I just got lucky.  That's it.

That said, you have made a hell of an accomplishment and it is certainly worth being proud of.  Congratulations.  Now do yourself a little favor; take a little break and have a beer. :)

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@UltraZelda64

Thanks for the comment.

It is challenging to get high speed. There must be effective techniques how to type fast with great accuracy. I'm keep searching. ^^

I've practiced typing on and off. Honestly I'm a impulsive person. The bad thing is when I want to do something, I just go for it.  I thought I would type at 100 wpm one day after I had been watching how my typing speed gradually improved at 10 wpm to 60 wpm.

I probably stop typing practice after I reach 100 wpm sooner or later.
I definitely gained about 5 wpm for the last two months.  The hit ratio of upper 80 wpm gets more often.

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94 wpm on NitroType. 6 wpm to go!

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Awesome. :)

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5 wpm to go!

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2/21/2013

4 wpm to go!
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2/23/2013
3 wpm to go! ^^

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3/20/2013

98 wpm

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Vroom vroom! ;)

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I finally hit 101 wpm on 5/17/2013.
As of today my official typing practice ends.

On NitroType:
Races Played    7,911 races
Total Race Time    104 hours, 5 mins
Member Since    Nov 20, 2012

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Yipee!  Meet you at the finish line (if you hang about that is.)

A video - with keyboard and your lightening fingers would be nice, and interesting to watch.

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@pinkyache

Thanks for comment.

I've had a lot of good experiences since I became a Colemak user.  Time flew fast. What made me keep practicing was a feeling "I can type over 100 wpm." and little by little typing speed improved.

Anyway yesterday I spent two hours to type an ebook for fun. Total number of words was 6381.

5/29/2013

103 wpm.

6/03/2013

107 wpm.

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Update

I printed 32 key caps over 7 hours. I think any desktop 3D Printer whose accuracy is around 0.1 mm can print key caps.

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OpenSCAD is free software. It runs in GNU/Linux, Windows, and OS X.
Generating STL model file for 3D printing is relatively simple.


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I found key cap generator for 3D Printer and played with it, printed 10 experimental caps.
Parametric Cherry MX/Alps Keycap for Mechanical Keyboards
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Filament: eSun PLA 1.75 mm
Layer height: 0.1 mm

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My Bulbul Junior 3D Printer (Home made)
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Awesome and droolicious!

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